Total publications found: 17

Who is absent and why? Factors affecting doctor absenteeism in Bangladesh

Authors: Mir Raihanul Islam, Blake Angell, Nahitun Naher, Bushra Zarin Islam, Mushtaq Khan, Martin McKee, Eleanor Hutchinson, Dina Balabanova, Syed Masud Ahmed
Publication date: April 2024

Absenteeism by doctors in public healthcare facilities in rural Bangladesh is a form of chronic rule-breaking and is recognised as a critical problem by the ...

The Promise of Grassroots Approaches to Solving Absenteeism in Primary Health-Care Facilities in Nigeria: Evidence from a Qualitative Study

Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Prince Agwu, Pallavi Roy, Eleanor Hutchinson, Charles Orjiakor, Martin McKee, Chukwudi Nwokolo C, Mushtaq Khan, Susannah H Mayhew, Dina Balabanova
Publication date: April 2023

Absenteeism among primary health-care (PHC) workers in Nigeria is widespread and is a major obstacle to achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). There is increasing research ...

Designing feasible anti-corruption strategies in the Nigerian health system: A latent class analysis of a discrete choice experiment

Authors: Blake Angell, Obinna Onwujekwe, Pallavi Roy, Chukwudi Nwokolo C, Martin McKee, Kate Mandeville, Divine Obodoechi, Prince Agwu, Aloysius Odii, Charles Orjiakor, Eleanor Hutchinson, Dina Balabanova
Publication date: April 2023

Health worker absenteeism is a major form of corruption in the Nigerian health system, reducing the impact of healthcare investment and disproportionately affecting vulnerable communities. ...

Absenteeism in primary health centres in Nigeria: leveraging power, politics and kinship

Authors: Aloysius Odii, Obinna Onwujekwe, Eleanor Hutchinson, Prince Agwu, Charles Orjiakor, Pamela Ogbozor, Pallavi Roy, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova
Publication date: December 2022

Background Primary health centres (PHCs) in Nigeria suffer critical shortages of health workers, aggravated by chronic absenteeism that has been attributed to insufficient resources to govern ...

Exploring the nature, enabling factors and solutions to corruption in the procurement of pharmaceuticals in Nigeria tertiary health institutions: a qualitative study

Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Prince Agwu, Aloysius Odii, Charles Orjiakor, Eleanor Hutchinson, Pallavi Roy, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova
Publication date: March 2022

Pharmaceuticals account for a large share of health budgets, second only to salaries of the workforce in most countries. Coupled with the complexity of managing multiple ...

Supply-side factors influencing informal payment for healthcare services in Tanzania

Authors: Peter Binyaruka, Dina Balabanova, Martin McKee, Eleanor Hutchinson, Antonio Andreoni, Mary Ramesh, Blake Angell, Ntuli Kapologwe, Masuma Mamdani
Publication date: May 2021

Informal payments for healthcare are widespread in sub-Saharan Africa. They are often regressive, potentially limiting access to quality healthcare, particularly for the most vulnerable, and ...

Corruption in the procurement of pharmaceuticals in Anglophone sub‑Saharan Africa: a scoping literature review

Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Prince Agwu, Aloysius Odii, Charles Orjiakor, Divine Obodoechi, Chukwudi Nwokolo C, Pallavi Roy, Eleanor Hutchinson, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova
Publication date: October 2020

The cost of procuring pharmaceutical products – especially medicines – represents a major share of public health spending. At the same time, the significant financial resources ...

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